sulphur dioxide


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sulphur dioxide

An atmospheric pollution that, in industrial areas, can reach levels of 200 micrograms per cubic metre, and has been associated with increased mortality both from respiratory causes such as asthma and bronchitis and from heart attacks.
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Sulphur dioxide is a commonly used preservative in a variety of foods including dried fruits, pickled vegetables and meat products such as sausages and grilled burgers, but under the Preservatives in Food Regulation, it is not permitted in fresh or chilled meat.
That means any sulphur dioxide detected in Venus' upper atmosphere above the cloud deck must have been recently supplied from below.
2010/69/EU of 23rd October 2010, amending the Directive 95/2/EC, authorises the use of sulphur dioxide (SO2) in Cinnamon at a maximum level of 150 mg/kg.
The authors of the new study have calculated that showers of micro-meteorites delivered approximately 20 million tons of sulphur dioxide each year into the upper atmosphere of Earth during the LHB.
The four beef samples were found to contain sulphur dioxide at levels between 110 parts per million and 3,900ppm.
The higher nitrogen dioxide levels are being blamed on increased air traffic at Newcastle Airport, while sulphur dioxide and particulates relate to solid fuel and coal-burning areas in the east of the borough.
The draft Directive (COM(2002)0595) aims to reduce emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and particles (PM) from ships by amending Directive 1999/32/EC on limiting sulphur levels in some liquid fuels.
The UK had already signed up to an annual target of 625 kilotonnes for sulphur dioxide from 2010.
5 million to $2 million annually has been lost over the last few years due to downgraded grape quality caused by damage from gray mold (Botrytis Cinerea) and from the treatment used to eradicate the mold, sulphur dioxide.
with the help of Greenpeace, won a major legal battle to get sulphur dioxide emissions reduced at a Petro-Canada oil refinery.